Sims led Jackson State's rushing attack with 152 yards on 26 carries. His 46-yarder in the fourth quarter created the final margin.
Gooden added 64 yards on eight carries and scored touchdowns of 11 and 28 yards on back-to-back third-quarter possessions for the Tigers (7-4, 7-2 Southwestern Athletic Conference).
Alcorn State (4-7, 4-5) got on the board first after Ernesto Santillan converted a 37-yard field goal. But Clayton Moore connected with Rico Richardson for a 37-yard touchdown, sparking a 30-point spurt for the Jaguars.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said Tuesday he has informed competing quarterbacks Jake Rudock and Shane Morris of his decision on a starter for the Wolverines' opener Thursday night at Utah.
Michigan State quarterback and Heisman Trophy hopeful Connor Cook said he was disappointed his teammates didn't vote him among the team's three captains this season.
Former Oklahoma State return man and running back Ty Hill, who was dismissed from OSU's program after his arrest on domestic violence charges, has enrolled at West Alabama.
A months-old Facebook post has cost the Nebraska football stadium announcer his job one day after his hiring was announced.
UCLA junior cornerback Ishmael Adams has been suspended indefinitely following a robbery arrest early Sunday morning, coach Jim Mora said Tuesday.
No. 5 Michigan State will start redshirt freshman Vayante Copeland at one of its two cornerback spots Friday night at Western Michigan.